painting a hard wood floor

Old 12-31-00, 01:07 PM
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I am interested in finding out how to go about painting a
hard wood floor to look like tiles/a checkerboard. I would like to do every other 'square' (so to speak) in the room's trim color and then leave the natural wood floor color on the remaining squares. Has anyone ever seen this technique done or have any ideas about how to go about doing it?
Is there a certain paint I would need to get or stain?
Are there stencils available? Or could I pretty much measure and make my own stencil to use?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-02-01, 08:17 AM
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I have seen this done in many home improvement magazines. I haven't done it myself but it doesn't look hard. If you go to the libary they have a section with old magazines. Look for magazines like 'Walls, Windows & Floors' and 'Decorate with Paint'. These are two I have seen it in. Instructions are included. Have fun! Gini
Old 01-04-01, 01:12 PM
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I agree it is easy. All you need is floor paint or coloured wood stain (for a more natural look. This would work well if you're thinking of 'keeping' some of the squares natural.)

The use low adhesive masking tape to mark out the 'squares' and paint them in.

You will need to varnish or wax to keep the finish looking good.

Quick tip...

Make sure you remove any old varnish first to get good adhesion!


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